Date of Award


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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Systematic Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Luke 1:1-4; Luke 28:25ff; Luke 2:40; Luke 17:3; Luke 18:5; Acts 1:13; Acts 1:11; Acts 28:16; Colossians 4:14; Acts 28:30; Luke 1:3; Acts 2:22; Acts 17:31; Acts 13:29;


The book of Acts was written mainly for history so we would not expect to find much doctrine in it. And yet it is full of doctrine. For this we must thank the Holy Spirit who has preserved it to us by inspiration. St. Luke was inspired with the information necessary to the recording of the speeches we find in the book. These speeches are the chief sources of doctrine in this book though not the only ones. A study of the book for any one doctrine reveals incidentally many other doctrines. This is brought out especially clearly when we consider the book from the viewpoint of the Ecumenical Creeds. The Trinity, e Fatherhood of God, the creation and the preservation of all things by Him are clearly taught. So also we find many references to the Holy Spirit and His work of conversion and sanctification, the church and questions pertaining to it, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Just how many of the articles comprehended under the second article are embodied in Acts we will see as we go along for that is the subject of the present dissertation.

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